New Auction House for County Armagh

Following McAfee Auctions most successful sale of Fine Furnishings at Loughgall, McAfee Auctions have confirmed that they propose to hold four sales per annum of ‘Fine Furnishings’ in the former Old Court House premises at Main Street, Loughgall.

Commenting on the decision Gerry McAfee said ‘We have received so much encouragement not only from auction viewing and purchasers at last weeks sale, but also from vendors wishing to dispose of quality furnishings and have already obtained two part clearances for there next sale, scheduled for late November.

Approximately 250 viewers attended the five viewing sessions over the three days prior to the sale which was held by screen and catalogue at The Famous Grouse, Loughgall. Top price of the sale was £2,300 for a Superb Six Piece Satinwood Bedroom Suite, competitively bid out in the room by three bidders, in an evening that not only had a busy room, but also a large number of telephone bidders, throughout the evening and including four sets, and two room bidders fro a Superb Crystal Silver Mounted Claret Jug which realised £680.

Other prices received during the sale included, Mahogany Linen Press £860, Walnut Three Door Wardrobe £620, Mahogany Two Door Mahogany Bookcase £800, Ebonised Mahogany Display Cabinet £545, Long Case Clock £480, Rosewood Chair £300, Pembroke Table £280, Slimline Bookcase £210, Apprentice Chest £150, Revolving Stool £180, Pair of Four Drawer Small Cabinets £420, Glazed Bookcase £200, Elbow Chair £120, Regency Teapoy £475, Pair of Walnut Chairs £200, Two Seater Settee £340, Mahogany Chest £150, William IV Dressing Mirror £270, Pedestal Sideboard £280, Pair of Small Wellington Chests £150, Turn Over Leaf Tea Table £170, Two Music Cabinets £180 and £120, Carver Chair £150 etc.

Silver included a Pair of Chocolate Pots £400, Three Silver Vinaigrettes £220, £190 and £140, Silver Snuff Boxes £160 and £170, Silver Jug £130, selection of Silver Compacts £170, £120 and £110, set of Four Apostle Spoons £150, Soup Ladle £150, Toddy Ladle £95, Silver Mounted Fruit Knife £55, Sugar Caster £80, Caddy Spoon £85 etc.

Smaller furnishings include, Tapestry Fender Stool £220, Ruby Finger Lamp £130, Ruby Decanter £135, Silver Plated Lamp £290, Doulton Jardinière £110, Coalport Bowl £190, selection of Royal Worcester Pieces £125, £160, £160, £90 and £80, Paintings by Hugh McIlfatrick £250, Donal McNaughton £320, Gregory Moore £260, Liam Reilly £340, J P Rooney £340, Two Dux Figurines £280 each, Mantle Clock £240 and £150, Pair of Derby Vases £150, Postman’s Wag £130, Blue Glass Oil Lamp £220, Meissen Plaque £170, Japanese Card Case £205, Clarice Cliff Condiment Set £120 etc.

Among the selection of jewellery sold included a Five Diamond Ring £1,500, Diamond Inset Bracelet £270, Sapphire and Pearl Bangle £230, selection of Rings £140, £110 and £90, Ruby and Diamond Brooch £110, Gents Pocket Watch £430, Masonic Ring £132, Half Souvenir Ring £150 etc.

To enter lots in McAfee Auctions next Loughgall sale or in there next Ballymoney sale, simply telephone McAfee Auctions at 028 276 67669.